Uttarakhand: After heavy rains, Char Dham Yatra to resume today

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Char Dham Yatra, which was halted due to incessant rain in the region, will resume from Wednesday, informed State Police.

After attending a review meeting with Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Tuesday in Nainital, Director-General of Police, Ashok Kumar, informed, “Garhwal is almost under control; even the Yatra has been started there. Leaving the last stretch of Badrinath, i.e., Joshimath to Badrinath has been opened, and Char Dham Yatra will completely revive tomorrow.”

“The highest effect of rain has been witnessed in the Kumaon areas of the state, which include Nainital, Haldwani, UdhamSingh Nagar, Champawat,” DGP added.

CM Dhami took the review meeting after conducting an aerial review of Garhwal and Kumaon.

“Water level has reduced in Kumaon, but routes have not been opened yet, will take time,” said the DGP. He further added, “Police, SDRF, NDRF teams are working on relief operations; thousands of people have been evacuated.”

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